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Current Exhibitions

The Art Center of Estes Park proudly presents...

"Bill Fritz and daughter Sandy"

Oil paintings by Bill Fritz, and acrylics by Sandy Fritz

October 1 - November 8, 2021

Reception: October 1, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. 

Sponsored by: Gil & Susan Anderson

 

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Fritz, a native of Mitchell, South Dakota, and his wife, Dana, moved to Estes Park 24 years ago when he retired from a career as Executive Art Director and Creative Director for a large national advertising agency.

He is a graduate of the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. Upon graduation Bill moved back to the Midwest working in agencies in Minneapolis and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, winning awards in both print and television advertising.

After moving to Estes Park, Bill’s interest switched from photography to oil painting. His work has been accepted into the “Lines into Shapes” juried show where he won First Place, Oil Painting, in 2012. He has won both Best of Show and Honorable Mention in the Cultural Arts Center annual Fall show.

Sandy is a FUN Art Artist. She is a self taught and participates in classes from other artists. Learning new things is vital to staying inspired. She creates her art is a collection of mixed media including alcohol inks, watercolor, textures, papers, graffiti, acrylic and oil paints, metals and anything that adds the FUN flair the artwork needs. The multi step process used in creating her art is what shows up on the canvas full of life and movement.

"My art is whimsy much like myself. I love to laugh. My art expresses how I view the world; full of life, color and emotion. My art exhibits that it is the smaller things that become a bigger image, which in turn makes the world go ‘round. ENJOY!"

Her artwork has been honored with awards along the way. Gilbert Visual Art League awarded her mixed media piece “Orbit” with 2nd place for mixed media 2010. City of Greeley, CO awarded her “Holy Cow” with the purchase to be part of their art in public places in 2013. Lincoln Gallery Sweetheart Show in Loveland, CO awarded her 2nd place for mixed media in 2014 for “Love Notes”

Sandy, Randy along and their dog Bandit are from CO but are full-time RVers. They love traveling around the country meeting new people in new places. Her studio is small but mighty and she loves bringing art to people who think they can’t....her classes are FUN and welcoming and the motto is “You ARE creative...you just don’t know it yet!”

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Virtual Exhibition:

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